Sunday, March 27, 2011

For Haiti with Love

We have supported a ministry in Haiti for over 20 years and I wanted to encourage you to keep them in mind if you are looking for a way to help the people of Haiti. For Haiti With Love is an excellent ministry where your money will be well spent.

Eva and Don DeHart are the founders of this wonderful ministry in northern Haiti. Don has passed on, but Eva and her daughter continue to run this ministry. Eva runs the stateside ministry and her Haitian daughter Roseline and her husband Presume run the Haitian side.

The have a food program and run a medical clinic, plus have a Sunday Church service and help build homes for families as well. We have known Eva for over 20 years and you will not find a more dedicated woman who loves the Lord anywhere.

What I really like about For Haiti with Love is that the food program consists mostly of distributing a weeks worth of rice and beans or sometimes ready to eat meals if they are donated to a family. Then each family cooks their own food in their own home so they can preserve their dignity and their own traditions.

They all specialize in treating the myriad of burn victims [lots of burns because people cook with charcoal and use oil for light and son on] that even the local hospitals won't treat because they are not equipped to do it. Silvadene cream is very expensive and so the local hospital does not have it.

They are located in Cap Haitian, in the northern part of Haiti. They were not directly affected by the earthquake but many, many people have fled to the north to stay with relatives, etc. since the earthquake. There are many more needs than ever, but giving is down because of the need in the south.

PLEASE--if you feel led to help meet the needs of the people of Haiti, consider this ministry. It is worthwhile and your money will really be squeezed to get the most out of it.

I once read a biography to Kari and Scotty about William Carey who is called, "The Father of Modern Missions." He lived in the late 18th into the 19th century. He was asking for monetary support from some gentlemen so he could go minister to India and translate the Bible so the people there would have it in their own language. He said that he was willing to go into a big dark hole to bring light, but he was asking them to hold the ropes while he was going down. To give him support.

I have thought about this different times. Even though I am not in Haiti and am not taking care of orphans, bandaging the injured or feeding the hungry, I can help hold the ropes.

Here is a picture of the For Haiti with Love team that works in Cap Haitian. The woman in the front right is Eva's daughter, Roseline, with her husband behind her. She is only 25 years old and it is amazing what she does to keep things going. You can read the latest newsletter by going here.

Take care,

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